Elsie Jo Photography Blog

I love late nights, belly laughs, love stories, the smell of fresh cut grass, and the kind of dream clients that want to invest in capturing life as it is. A little messy and full of color. If you're into photos that are authentic, full of snuggles, and sunshine, keep scrolling, I can't wait to meet you. 

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Jeff and Elizabeth tied the knot on a perfect day in May. Every detail about their day come together right down to the bow-tie wearing lama on top of their wedding cake. Congratulations Jeff and Elizabeth!! Thanks so much for allowing me the honor of capturing your big day. I am so happy for the […]

Two very special people tied the knot last weekend. I was truly honored to be there to capture it. The weekend was complete with a stop at Dunkin’ Donuts for some bride and groom photos. Dunkin’ is the couples favorite spot to go on dates and it only made sense to include photos there in their […]

It’s official, my little brother is married and I have gained another sister. I seriously could not think of a more perfect person than Kaitlyn to be welcoming into our family. As one of Andrew’s older sisters, (there are 4 of us) we have spent years praying for the special woman that would someday capture his heart and […]

I have been looking forward to Matt and Rachel’s wedding day for months! At our first meeting Rachel showed me a picture of this dress and I immediately fell in love. I couldn’t wait to get it (and her) in front of my camera. It has been such a pleasure getting to know this sweet […]

Tanner and Chelsea are two of the most fun-loving genuine people I have met. Their day was filled with so much love and laughter. It was contagious. Tanner even started his wedding vows by quoting Michael Scott from The Office and I about lost it! Chelsea and Tanner, Thank you so much for letting me be a […]

I am so excited to be sharing images from my recent styled shoot! The idea for a session involving puppies has been rolling around in my brain all year. And when these puppies made an appearance on my social media I knew now was the time. With the help of some amazing local vendor and my super […]

Ok, where do I begin? I don’t think I have ever felt so much pressure to make a blogpost so meaningful and heartfelt. For those of you that don’t know, my little sister got married last month!! YAY! And for the first time I took on both the role of photographer and bridesmaid, a photo-maid […]

I can’t even begin to express how much of a pleasure it was capture this sweet couple’s wedding day!! Their day was filled with so much love and laughter. And if I handed out awards for the sweetest first look, these two would win by a land slide! Shelby and Jordan just radiate love for […]

Wedding season is in full swing and I am so excited to be sharing a sneak peek from last weekends nuptials! This couple holds a special place in my heart. Brooke grew up just a mile down the road from me. And in rural Tremont, IL that makes you close neighbors. It was such a […]

How sweet are these two?! I can’t even tell you how much fun I had shooting their wedding day. Per usual, I was glued to the weather app on my phone the entire week leading up to their wedding. And, also per usual, this central Illinois weather had me on an emotional rollercoaster all week […]